Fresno State campus

Accounting Technician II - Internal Only

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Full Time
Position Description

Accounting Technician II

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,210 per month

Full classification Salary Range: $3,210 - $5,449 per month

  • This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position.
  • Area of consideration is limited to on-campus, state funded employees only.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

This position reports directly to the Customer Service Coordinator, in Cashiering Services, under the general direction of the Assistant Controller and is a member of Accounting Services.  Accounting Services is under the Division of Administrative Services which reports to the Vice President of Administration.

Incumbents in this classification have the training and experience required to independently perform most of the skilled work of the Accounting Technician Series. This is the journey-level of this series. Positions of this classification require a thorough knowledge and understanding of financial record-keeping methods and practices. The Accounting Technician II performs diverse duties involving a wide range of procedures. Incumbents are required to use initiative and judgment in analyzing information and determining a course of action within the specifications of standard practice and established guidelines. Work is usually performed without direct verification or check.

Incumbents communicate established university policies and procedures to faculty, staff and the general public, obtaining clarification from others when more extensive interpretation is required; review data for accuracy and completeness and make correcting entries; maintain accounting of financial aid records; receive and disburse monies; prepare billings and past due notices; place holds, assess late fees, and process cancellations; post information to journals, registers, and ledgers; analyze and record transactions for write-off; assemble and compile data used in the generation of financial reports and/or analysis; balance and reconcile assigned accounts; create and maintain spreadsheets, including entering, revising, sorting, calculating and creating tables; modify, run and export queries; review and recommend content updates to web pages; assist with the modification and documentation of established procedures based on precedent and university policies; enter codes and data into the computer and review computer reports for accuracy; and participate in the testing of financial software for upgrades and implementations as related to the position including such activities as testing transaction/data entry and data output. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create and maintain clear, concise, and comprehensive business process guides for all job duties
  • Receipt payments using an integrated cashiering system
  • Balance cash drawers daily and prepare daily bank deposits and cash reconciliations
  • Work overtime as needed during payment periods and other peak periods, including week-ends
  • Operate currency counter, personal computer, copier, fax machine, other office equipment and perform general office duties (typing, filing, data entry)
  • Distribute checks and call payees that have a check ready for pickup including regular follow up calls
  • Walk the lines and ask the customers questions to ensure they are in the correct line
  • Perform calculations accurately and expediently
  • Prepare credit card rebuttals
  • Prepare satellite cashiering authorization record updates
  • Answer phone (multiple lines) and in-person student/customers inquiries about their account, deadlines, payments, procedures and other questions under Cashiering Services and Student Accounts purview
  • Prepare clear, understandable, concise and effective written communications such as email; memos, policies and procedures explanations and communicate orally in the same manner
  • Analyze data and prepare spreadsheets and reports using Excel, Word and other software
  • Other duties as assigned


Key Qualifications

  • Equivalent to three years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience, which has provided the above knowledge and abilities.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft and/or CASHNet
  • Experience working with online integrated systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)


To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to three years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience, which has provided the above knowledge and abilities.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by June 23, 2021 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

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